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Why is racism so common in America?

Why is racism so common in America?

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Asked by K. Tanaka, Last updated: Jan 04, 2019

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K. Myers

K. MyersBlogger, Chicago
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Answered on Nov 02, 2018

Racism is not as commonly seen in America as it once was, but it is still common under the surface. One of the many reasons for this is because racism is something that is hard to completely snuff out when it was a big part of the history. In America, it was illegal for anyone who wasn’t white to do a lot of things until the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s made it possible for others to join in on the privileges that full citizenship had to offer.

Racism has a history in America since there was a huge slave trade back when the USA started. It was actually written into the constitutional amendments that an African American was worth ⅗ of a person. That’s not good.
America is attempting to cope, but it has not gone as smoothly as some would hope.

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